The lady who used to teach the Cycle Circuit class I usually take at the gym is out on maternity leave. Her replacement is new to me and I've fallen in love with her teaching style. She pushes us and yet makes us laugh too.
Lately she keeps telling us this is the "Ball Bodies" class; preparing us to wear evening gowns for the Marine Corps and Navy balls coming up this fall/winter. We giggle until we realize she has us climbing mountains so hard that we swear if we were truly on real bikes we'd have fallen over a long time ago. :)
Then when she has us get off the bike and do squats and lunges, I know I'm pretty sure I'm so very out of shape and my legs will not hold up the duration of the day...much less be ready to run tomorrow.
But...as is always the case... apparently it works, because today as we were doing sprints on the bike I realized I was hitting 128-130 RPMs. Wowsa! I've never been able to get my legs to make the rotations fast enough to hit that high of a speed, much less do it with a bit of resistance.
And when we got back on the bikes after what felt like a hundred squats and lunges with 50-pound weighted bars (It was only about 45-90 squats and 45 lunges each leg with an 8-pound ball) I thought my legs were going to give out.
But they didn't. After only a rotation or two I was back to pretty much keeping up with what she was asking of us.
I shared with her after class about my little speed work victory and she was willing to take a picture with me. She knows how it feels to accomplish goals, because she has an amazing weight loss story herself and today she mentioned she has a FaceBook page about her personal training and motivational help she offers.
You can check her out here: Size Healthy
She kicks my butt, but she has an amazing testimony! I love it!